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Timing of High-level Waste Disposal

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This study identifies key factors influencing the timing of high-level waste (HLW) disposal and examines how social acceptability, technical soundness, environmental responsibility and economic feasibility impact on national strategies for HLW management and disposal. Based on case study analyses, it also presents the strategic approaches adopted in a number of national policies to address public concerns and civil society requirements regarding long-term stewardship of high-level radioactive waste. The findings and conclusions of the study confirm the importance of informing all stakeholders and involving them in the decision-making process in order to implement HLW disposal strategies successfully.

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Identification of Factors Impacting theTiming of HLW Disposal

Nuclear Energy Agency

The Expert Group identified 22 factors which might impact decision making on the timing of the disposal of HLW. These factors are arranged into four main groups (technical, social and political, economic, stakeholder involvement) and are introduced below.

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